Kartik Ganapathy

Founding Partner, Bengaluru


India (Advocate)

LL.M. (Corporate Law) School of Law, New York University (2003)

Advanced Professional Certificate in Graduate Business Education, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (2003)

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (1996)

Kartik is one of the senior and founding partners of INDUSLAW. Kartik focuses primarily on Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate and Securities Law. He has significant experience in both public and private cross border private equity investments, M&A, joint ventures, and Indian corporate and commercial law.

Kartik has received various recognitions over the years including being consistently listed as a leading individual in the Corporate & M&A and Private Equity field by Chambers & Partners and The Legal500. Kartik is also recognized as a recommended lawyer in Private Equity / Venture Capital by the Practical Law Company. Kartik was listed as one of the top 25 second-generation Indian Corporate Lawyers by RSG Consulting in its first India Report 2010, and was also endorsed as one of the most trusted lawyers in India in the Indian Corporate Counsel Association’s publication ‘The Vanguards’.

In the course of his career, Kartik has also previously been a Partner at Nishith Desai Associates (a leading Indian tax and TMT law firm), General Counsel to a mid-tier KPO/BPO Company, Legal Counsel at ChrysCapital (one of India’s largest Private Equity Funds), a Senior Associate at Dua Associates, and a Senior Consultant in the Legal Division at Arthur Andersen in Mumbai.   

Apart from regular speaking engagements, and serving as a director on boards of companies as well as being part of Advisory Boards, Kartik is also an active member of the International Bar Association. Kartik retired as the Vice-Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association on December 31, 2015, after previously serving as Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Sub-Committee and Regional Representative for Asia.  

When not at work, Kartik is most often found riding a motorcycle across India, devouring science fiction and philosophy, trying to improve his golf game, and generally trying his hand at writing and adventure sports.    


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